Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden turned a blistering lap of 1m14.1094s to win the pole position in his #2 Chevy by a comfortable 0.32s.
Colton Herta will start 2nd with a lap of 1m14.43s in his #26 Gainbridge Honda.
Rinus Veekay, who was a contender to win Saturday, was 3rd quick in his Ed Carpenter Chevy.
Alex Palou was 4th in the 2nd Ganassi Honda, while Romain Grosjean rounded out the top-5 for Dale Coyne Racing.
Scott Dixon will start 6th in his #9 PNC Honda.
Alexander Rossi, running near the top of the charts early in the session, ended up 1.24s off the pace when it counted in the #27 AutoNation Honda.
Right at the end of the session Santino Ferrucci, who was trying to snatch pole, crashed his #45 RLL Honda.
7-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson was dead last, almost 4-seconds off the pace and again out to lunch. He’ll be a moving chicane in the race.
Detroit Race 2 Lineup
|1||2||Newgarden, Josef||1:14.1094||114.156||Chevy||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|2||26||Herta, Colton||1:14.4300||113.664||Honda||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|3||21||VeeKay, Rinus||1:14.8180||113.074||Chevy||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|4||10||Palou, Alex||1:14.8432||113.036||Honda||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|5||51||Grosjean, Romain (R)||1:14.9060||112.942||Honda||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|6||9||Dixon, Scott||1:14.9231||112.916||Honda||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|7||27||Rossi, Alexander||1:15.3524||112.272||Honda||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|8||20||Daly, Conor||1:15.4162||112.177||Chevy||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|9||15||Rahal, Graham||1:15.4187||112.174||Honda||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|10||22||Pagenaud, Simon||1:15.5294||112.009||Chevy||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|11||18||Jones, Ed||1:15.9478||111.392||Honda||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|12||45||Ferrucci, Santino||1:16.1146||111.148||Honda||Elimination Round 2 / Top 12|
|13||14||Bourdais, Sebastien||1:16.5387||110.532||Chevy||Elimination Round 1 / Group 1|
|14||29||Hinchcliffe, James||1:15.9533||111.384||Honda||Elimination Round 1 / Group 2|
|15||59||Chilton, Max||1:16.6085||110.432||Chevy||Elimination Round 1 / Group 1|
|16||5||O’Ward, Pato||1:16.0805||111.198||Chevy||Elimination Round 1 / Group 2|
|17||28||Hunter-Reay, Ryan||1:16.6456||110.378||Honda||Elimination Round 1 / Group 1|
|18||60||Harvey, Jack||1:16.1356||111.118||Honda||Elimination Round 1 / Group 2|
|19||30||Sato, Takuma||1:16.8947||110.021||Honda||Elimination Round 1 / Group 1|
|20||12||Power, Will||1:16.4386||110.677||Chevy||Elimination Round 1 / Group 2|
|21||3||McLaughlin, Scott (R)||1:17.1815||109.612||Chevy||Elimination Round 1 / Group 1|
|22||8||Ericsson, Marcus||1:16.5514||110.514||Honda||Elimination Round 1 / Group 2|
|23||7||Askew, Oliver||1:19.1486||106.888||Chevy||Elimination Round 1 / Group 1|
|24||4||Kellett, Dalton||1:16.5805||110.472||Chevy||Elimination Round 1 / Group 2|
|25||48||Johnson, Jimmie||1:17.9838||108.484||Honda||Elimination Round 1 / Group 2|